Scottish team makes digital printing breakthrough for mass storage

Scientists at the University of Glasgow say they have developed a new form of high-resolution ‘printing’ which could have wide-ranging applications in data storage, anti-counterfeiting measures, and digital imaging. The research, published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials, describes the development of nano-scale plasmonic colour filters that display different colours depending on the orientation of ...

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French research looks to improve in-flight Wi-Fi

French researchers at Leti have developed a technique for testing high-speed wireless communications on airplanes that allows different system deployments in cabins. In a joint research project with Dassault Aviation, Leti, which is a research institute of CEA Tech, demonstrated a channel-measurement campaign over Wi-Fi frequency in several airplanes, including Dassault’s Falcon business jet. A ...

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DRAM supply to remain tight in 2018, says DRAMeXchange

Global DRAM supply is forecast to grow by less than 20% next year, according to DRAMeXchange. DRAMeXchange points out that the big three DRAM suppliers – Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron – have opted to slow down their capacity expansions and technology migrations. This is likely to keep prices at high levels as during this ...

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Toshiba said to have chosen Bain group

It is reported that Toshiba has chosen the Bain consortium tobuy its chip business. This has been reported before but Toshiba has had to back-track on the choice of Bain in theface of legal objections from jv partner Western Digital. The Bain geoup contains Hynix, Apple, Kingston, Dell, INCJ, DBJ and some presence from Toshiva ...

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GloFo and Soitec ink supply deal

Globalfoundries  and Soitec today announced that they have entered into a five-year agreement to ensure the volume supply of FD-SOI wafers. The agreement, which is effective immediately, builds on the existing relationship between the companies and guarantees wafer supply for GF’s 22nm FD-SOI (22FDX) technology platform. “Globalfoundriesis delivering industry leading ultra-low power, performance-on-demand FD-SOI solutions ...

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News – Electronics Weekly 2017-09-19 23:10:09

In 2017, the 7% increase in the total pure-play foundry market is forecast to be almost entirely due to an 18% jump in <40nm feature size device sales, says IC Insights. Although expected to represent 60% of total pure-play foundry sales in 2017, the ≥40nm pure-play IC foundry market is forecast to be up only ...

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